Magazine article Anglican Journal

Archbishop Will Serve as Interim Calgary Bishop: Spring Election for Western Diocese

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Archbishop Will Serve as Interim Calgary Bishop: Spring Election for Western Diocese

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Archbishop John Clarke announced on Oct. 14 that he will act as interim bishop of the diocese of Calgary, assisted by several teams, as the troubled diocese prepares for an episcopal election next spring.

Archbishop Clarke Clarke is diocesan bishop of Athabasca, which covers the northern half of Alberta, and is metropolitan, or regional bishop, of the ecclesiastical (church) province of Rupert's Land, where both Athabasca and Calgary are located.

Archbishop Clarke met with clergy on Oct. 14 and announced his plans there and in a letter to the diocese. "I will be assisted by (retired) bishops Barry Curtis and Gary Woolsey. Together we will form a team to provide the episcopal leadership the diocese of Calgary needs during this interim period," he wrote.

He also said that he would be meeting with Archdeacon Derek Hoskin, currently Calgary's diocesan administrator; Archdeacon Barry Foster, the executive officer, and Stephen Koning, finance director, to discuss a plan for a bishop's commissary, or administration team.

"I will plan to be in the diocese of Calgary at least once a month for a period of two days. I will be focusing my energy on the support of the clergy with regular meetings of the regional deans and archdeacons," Archbishop Clarke wrote. His office in Athabasca's see city of Peace River is nearly 800 kilometres from Calgary.

Communications with Calgary's synod office will continue as usual, he said, with confirmation arrangements directed to secretary Kelly Burnie, finance questions for Mr. …

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